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Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers [Paperback]

By Rosalynn Carter (Author) & Susan Golant M.A. (Author)
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Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.49" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 1995
Publisher   Three Rivers Press
ISBN  0812925912  
EAN  9780812925913  

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Having cared at home for her ailing father and grandfather, Rosalynn Carter's involvement has taught her that Americans are in the middle of a caregiving crisis. In this book, Mrs. Carter addresses the social issues that have created this crisis and offers practical solutions to the problems caregivers typically experience, such as isolation, burnout, anger, and helplessness.

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More About Rosalynn Carter & Susan Golant M.A.

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rosalynn Carter has been a driving force in the field of mental health throughout her public service career. She is the bestselling author of First Lady from Plains, co-author with her husband of Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life, and author of Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers (with Susan K. Golant). Susan K. Golant's latest collaborations include What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed (with Mitch Golant, Ph.D.) and The Shy Life (with Bernardo Carducci, Ph.D.).

Rosalynn Carter currently resides in the state of Georgia.

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Wonderful handbook of the day  Feb 12, 2003
My five star rating for this book is because when it was published - and when I first read it - it was uptodate and a leader for resources. Very few books were written to give those who care for loved ones places to find answers. Most available books concentrated on specific conditions and the patients. Also at the time, the web didn't have the helpful, informative sites of today. Personally, I would love to see Mrs. Carter update the book to include the email adresses and web sites for the sources listed.

My mother had been having a series of TIA's when I found this book. Several months later she had a full fledged stroke. I was her main caregiver until she required full time skilled care outside the home. When she was hospitalized and then in a nursing home setting, I continued to be her medical surrogate. As such, I found this book not only a wealth of information, but also a great inspiration. Much of the encouragement and advice given, falls in line with the Hospice literature I received in the final month of my mother's life. It is important for caregivers to understand there are places to receive help to let them care for themselves besides the patient. It can all be so overwhelming to try to do it all and so unnecessary to be alone. Beyond that, the book helps to educate to be able to ask questions about medical, social, emotional, and economic issues to insure the best quality care.

This volume is filled with love and respect and I cannot recommend it enough. I even donated a copy to our local library.

I wish I had read this before  Nov 8, 1998
I was a caregiver for a few years for my father and wish I had had a book like this then. If only I had known about all the resources out there that could have helped us! It also would surely have helped to know there were many others out there facing the same situation we were - the comments from caregivers in Georgia mirrored what I felt here in Pittsburgh. Caregiving is the same everywhere - we all have to cope with the same thing. For anyone who is or may ever be a caregiver, this book is a nice and simple read.
A must for caregivers facing long term care.  Aug 22, 1998
Mrs. Carter begins her book with the following statement: "There are only four kinds of people in this world: Those who have been caregivers * Those who currently are caregivers * Those who will be caregivers * Those who will need caregivers". The definition of who a caregiver is, that follows that statement, is one of the most succinct descriptions I have read. This is a book everyone facing the prospect of long term care with a loved one must read and possess. She talks about caregiving as a time honored tradition, that although inherent with great stress and isolation, nevertheless holds the possibility of satisfac-tion if positive attitudes are nurtured and support services and help are attained. No one can do it alone. She provides a list of places to start for information and planning when long term care becomes a challenge in your life. I highly recommend this reading.

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